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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.170v

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Christ: Flight into Egypt -- In rocky landscape, Virgin Mary, rayed nimbus, carrying Christ Child, nimbed, swaddled, is seated sideways on bridled ass lead by Joseph, carrying sack on stick over shoulder. They walk along road leading to building, in front of which two men converse.
Scene framed by border with landscape in which man, seated on ground, plays flute beside dog lying on ground. In distance, to left, road leads to building.

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